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Aug 18th, 2018, 9:11pm
 
Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize winner, 3 mins on the 10 o clock news;
Aretha Franklin, pop singer, 12 minutes on 10 o clock news.   And a reprise at the close etc etc
Dumbing down ?  Don't make me laugh !    "We need to appeal to the young" sounds OK but "the young" hardly know Aretha. We were all moved by Mr Annan's brave attempts to bring sanity to a mad world. He is surely the one that deserves R.E.S.P.E.C.T. ?
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Reply #1 - Aug 19th, 2018, 9:40am
 
She was a fantastic singer-but don't forget it is august. News channels and programmes were struggling to fill. Not usually a problem for the BBC since they can always slot in/fill with sport, but friday they were given the gift of   music.  
Incidentally, BBC2's Newsnight also covered Aretha-but they led and came at it from her upbringing, values and human rights angles-which I don't believe was a controversial issue for the many millions of her fans and certainly not for a minimal audience late night current affairs TV show on a friday evening in mid summer.
Having said that-the Aretha TV special on saturday pm BBC was a fantastic TV opportunity.But why was it so short(30 mins?)... Sad
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